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  • Baseball

    Jeff Dsida

    The first athletic team at Carleton, dating back to 1887, the Knights continue to enjoy success in the present day. Hayden Tsutsui ’16 finished a stellar career for the Knights in 2016, as he was named to the all region team for the fourth consecutive year. 2016 also saw Griffin Bolte ’18 and Jack Violetta ’16 join Tsutsui on the All-Conference team in the MIAC. Head coach Aaron Rushing is Carleton’s all time leader in wins with 168 victories. The Knights have four conference titles to their credit.

  • Men's Basketball

    Shane McSparron

    The Knights have made 20 all-time appearances in the MIAC Playoffs, including 11 trips to the postseason over the last 15 years. Kevin Grow ’18 was selected to the All-West Region Third team during the 2015-2016 season. Grow, along with Tianen Chen ’17 were named All-Conference in the MIAC. Head coach Guy Kalland is the all-time wins leader in Carleton history, as he tallied his 441st victory during the 2015-2016 season.

  • Women's Basketball

    Emma Purfeerst

    The women’s basketball team has collected three MIAC regular-season titles and four MIAC Playoff titles over the last 18 years. The four straight MIAC post-season tourney titles marked the first time in conference history one program won four consecutive conference tournament titles in any sport. Michele Arima ’16 earned a spot on the All-MIAC team during the 2015-2016.

  • Men's Cross Country

    Guthrie Cunningham

    The men’s cross country team placed two runners in the top 50 at the 2015 NCAA Championships; including Jonah Berry ’16, and Hart Hornor ’16 who earned his second straight All-American award. The Knights placed third at the 2015 MIAC Championships. The Knights have won 23 conference crowns and one national team title. Carleton runners have earned 21 All-America citations, paced by four-time honoree Dale Kramer '78, who also captured two individual national titles.

  • Women's Cross Country

    Colette Celichowski

    The women’s cross country team has qualified for the NCAA Championships the last five seasons (2011-2015), 10 of the last 11 seasons, and 17 times overall. The team has also been nationally ranked each year from 2006-2015. For the third straight season, the Knights won the MIAC Championship in 2015. Ruth Steinke ’16, Emily Kaegi ’18, Sam Schnirring ’19, and Dorian Jaffe ’18 all earned All-MIAC honors during the 2015 season. Carleton has received the All-Academic Team Award every year since the program began in 1993.

  • Football

    John Baker

    Carleton is the highest-ranked school in America that offers a full 10-game schedule and is eligible for the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs. The Knights have 57 winning seasons and more than 450 victories in the history of the program. Pete Boerma ’17 earned a spot on the All-MIAC First Team Defense during the 2015 season, four other Knights received All-Conference Honorable mention during the 2015 season.

  • Men's Golf

    Ned Rohrbach

    Men's Golf has one of the longest and most storied histories of any athletic program at Carleton. First year of competition was 1933 in dual with University of Minnesota, and the squad sports the Knights’ first individual national champion in Wally Ulrich '47, who captured the 1943 national title playing against mostly Division I competition. The team won 12 Midwest Conference titles before moving to the MIAC in 1983.

  • Women's Golf

    Ayumi Sakamoto

    The Knights play a split fall-spring schedule with their home course located at Willingers Golf Club. Carleton has posted four consecutive top-two finishes at the MIAC Championships and captured its first conference title in 2014, doing so in record-breaking fashion, and capped that campaign by tying for sixth at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Head Coach Eric Sieger earned MIAC co-coach of the year and WGCA Midwest region coach of the year honors in 2013-14, and repeated as solo conference coach of the year and regional coach of the year in 2014-15.

  • Men's Soccer

    Branden McGarrity

    Winners of five MIAC regular-season titles (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012) and a postseason title in 2013, the Knights have posted 15 winning seasons in the past 16 years while playing in one of the most competitive men's soccer conferences in the country. The Knights made NCAA Championships appearances in 2008, 2012, and 2013. Carleton owns a 66-14-10 record (.789) in conference games in the last nine seasons. Branden McGarrity ’16 was named MIAC Player of the Year, and All-Region for the fourth straight year during the 2015 season.

  • Women's Soccer

    Ellie Wilson

    Carleton women’s soccer has averaged more than 11 wins per season spanning the last decade and including back-to-back MIAC regular-season crowns in 2010 and 2011. Ava Lewis was selected to the All-MIAC first team, and was named to the All-North Region team during the 2015 season.

  • Softball

    Michaela LaRose

    Head coach Amy Erickson is the school’s all-time winningest coach, and she ended the 2016 season with 213 wins, more than double the next closest total in program history. The Knights have posted double-digit victory totals in 22 of the last 30 seasons. Molly Steinberg ’18 and Anna Lauko ’19 were named to the MIAC All-Conference team during the 2016 season. Lauko also earned a place on the All-Midwest Region second team during her stellar rookie campaign.

  • Men's Swimming and Diving

    Evan Harris

    Since 1995 the Knights have produced 148 all-conference performances, 41 individual conference titles, 17 All-Americans, 16 Honorable Mention All-Americans and have placed in fourth or better in the MIAC Championships 16 times, highlighted by third-place finishes in 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

  • Women's Swimming and Diving

    Alison Coogan

    Maria Wetzel ’17 made her second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships in 2016, continuing the Knights' trend of success at the national level. Since 1999, Carleton has had swimmers advance to the NCAA Championships in 16 of the last 18 seasons. Over that span, team members have won 9 national titles, turned in 27 All-America performances, and received All-America Honorable Mention 33 additional times. Over the last 18 seasons, Carleton captured three titles at the MIAC Championships (2000, 2001, and 2009) as well as eight second-place finishes in the team competition.

  • Men's Tennis

    Richard Yeker

    The 2016 season marked the second straight runner up finish for the Knights in the MIAC playoffs. The Knights also tied their team record having six members of the squad earning All-MIAC honors. Head Coach Stephan Zweifel, is a four-time MIAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004, and 2008), and has guided the Knights to two of the three NCAA Championship appearances in school history (2004 and 2010).

  • Women's Tennis

    Bridget Doyle

    The Carleton women’s tennis team has enjoyed a great deal of recent success, as the Knights have been regionally ranked every year since 2009 and earned national rankings from the ITA for the 2010-15 campaigns. Carleton has advanced to the NCAA Championships six times overall, including back-to-back-to-back trips from 2012-14. During the 2015-2016 campaign, Kayla Becich ’16, Danielle Vasiliev ’18, Caitlin Shea ’17, and Joyce Yu ’16 received All-Conference honors in the MIAC.

  • Men's Track and Field

    Men's Track and Field action

    The men's track and field squad has been one of the most successful programs at Carleton, sporting three individual national titles. Since 2004, the Knights have seen 9 All-America performances and a total of 93 All-MIAC performances. The Knights produced 31 MIAC event titles over that same span. Most recently, Jerry Cook-Gallardo ’18 won the 800- and 1000-meter runs at the 2015 and 2016 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Hart Hornor ’16 earned All-America recognition at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships in both the 5000 and 10,000-meter runs.

  • Women's Track and Field

    Amelia Campbell

    The women's track and field program has witnessed 10 National Champions in 10 different events. Since 2000, the Knights have seen 33 All-America performances and turned in a total of 178 All-MIAC performances, including 75 MIAC event titles. Ruth Steinke ’16 garnered All-America recognition twice at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. She was the runner-up in the 5000-meter run and added a sixth-place result at the 3000-meter distance. Amelia Campbell ’16 became just the second Division III student-athlete to win the NCAA Championships pentathlon and heptathlon in the same year, doing so in record-breaking fashion for both events in 2014.

  • Volleyball

    Camille Benson

    Under head coach Heidi Jaynes, the team has enjoyed unparalleled success, qualifying for the MIAC Playoffs seven times and advancing to the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Championships. Jaynes is a two-time MIAC Coach-of-the-Year and AVCA regional coach-of-the-year in 2004. She currently ranks first on Carleton's all-time win list with 249 victories. Led by All-America Honorable Mention selections Camille Benson ’16 and Lucy Stevens ’18, the Knights returned to the postseason in 2015.